Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Amendment re TFC

Published On: September 1, 2009

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The Youth Law Center joined with over 35 national child welfare and mental organizations to thank Senator Debbie Stabenow for introducing an amendment to ensure that Medicaid coverage includes Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC.) TFC provides medically necessary, cost effective services to at least 50,000 children with severe mental and behavioral health needs in a community-based environment. The amendment, which was added to the Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill, will provide a statutory definition of therapeutic foster care and protect Medicaid reimbursement for treatment provided in TFC programs.

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